|Carolina Blue Sky|
But....I was here with my camera. I decided to give it a try and see what I could come up with to record in photographs. There were quite a few people in the park, so I had to be rather careful in order to avoid getting anyone in the corners of my pictures, but I didn't have too much trouble for the most part. I knew that I wanted to spend some time up on the hill with a lone tree that has always captured my attention over the years. With the sun up pretty high in the sky, I had to be careful with my compositions to avoid deep shadows. Fortunately, the clouds were usually in the section of sky that I needed as a back drop.
|Motion in the Air|
|Doughton Park Trail|
From here, I moved on down the trail and did something that I don't normally do. I utilized a man made trail marker as an element in a photograph. usually, I try to avoid these in my pictures, but for some reason, today, it made sense to add it in. I left my ND Grad attached and got in really tight with it, using a fairly wide angle focal length, and really made the marker an important part of the photograph.
I started looking at several trees that I have photographed in the past, but the lighting wasn't right for them today, so I had to keep looking. I did find one tree that I have never photographed before because of the light, that actually looked pretty good today, especially with the clouds behind it. I worked for a while to figure out the best composition, and focal length to use, and I think I found the winning combination.